About Us

Kate Hall

Kate HallWorking at a GP practice and within the NHS my focus has been on delivering short term counselling over 6-12 sessions. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues which include depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, trauma and physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

I am a qualified couples counsellor and work with couples helping them to find their way through what can be a very challenging and emotional time.

Beyond counselling, I also have a background of 11 years as an employment lawyer, where I support both employees and employers when facing difficult situations. Specialising in discrimination law I feel that I have a very real understanding of stresses and challenges facing people in the workplace.

I trained in the person centred approach because I believe that it is the relationship between counsellor and client makes all the difference. I find it a privilege to work with my clients, be part of their life and accompany them on their journey.

I am a champion for equality and would love for mental health to acknowledged by society as important as physical health. I believe strongly that everyone should have access to counselling services.

Qualifications

  • Foundation in Counselling – University of Chester
  • Accredited mediator- OCN
  • MA in Clinical Counselling- University of Chester
  • Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Couples Counselling

Nikki Thomson

Nikki ThomsonI am a fully qualified person centred counsellor and a member of the BACP. I have worked in a GP’s practice for two years with issues ranging from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and bereavement to workplace stress.

I currently work in the NHS counselling staff and with Place2Be as a school-based counsellor. My work is firmly rooted in attachment theory and as a Person Centred Counsellor I work with whatever the client brings in a non-directive, non-judgmental manner.

I work with individuals for an agreed time period or on an open-ended basis depending on individual requirements.

Qualifications

  • Foundation in Counselling – University of Chester
  • MA in Clinical Counselling – University of Chester.
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children in Schools

Continuing professional development is an important part of our profession and I regularly attend workshops relevant to my practice.

 

Lee Richardson

I am a fully qualified person centred counsellor and a member of the BACP.

In addition to Time To Talk, I also work for a local authority as a school counsellor as well as working for an independent occupational health service provider providing a range of counselling services.

Currently I support a wide range of clients from school age through to adults with issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, workplace stress and domestic abuse.

My previous counselling experience includes working as  a volunteer counsellor for The Info Shop and also Cruse Bereavement.

My aim is to work with my clients  in a non-judgemental, person centred way. I firmly believe that providing a safe space and giving clients time can be extremely beneficial for a variety of issues.

I am able to work with individuals for a specific number of sessions or open ended depending on client circumstances.

Qualifications

Level 5 Dip HE in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy

MA in Education (Counselling Skills)

L4 Advice and Guidance

In addition I have undertaken training relating to a variety of issues including eating disorders, self- harm and trauma.